This week both the House and Senate voted for another continuing resolution to temporarily fund the government, in hopes of coming to an agreement on a larger spending measure that would run through the end of September 2011. The House passed their version of the long term funding document earlier this month, it cut $61B from current spending levels and cut off funding for several health care reform initiatives favorable to OP. The continuing resolution passed this week provides funding for the government for an additional three weeks, through April 8th, and cuts another $6Billion from current expenditure levels.
The vote count is leaving many to speculate whether this may be the final CR that passes the House after more than 50 Republican House members voted against the measure. The Senate passed the bill 87-13, clearing the way for President Obama’s signature today. More information on the continuing resolution.